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Labour's cannabis reefer-endum

Labour's cannabis reefer-endum Labour's cannabis reefer-endum, 12.39 MB
Thu 2 Nov 2017

Lachlan spoke with Ross Bell from the New Zealand Drug Foundation about Labour's promised referendum on the legalisation of cannabis and drug policy in Aotearoa more generally.

The Wire with Harry: Thursday 2nd November

The Wire with Harry: Thursday 2nd November The Wire with Harry: Thursday 2nd November, 101.42 MB
Thu 2 Nov 2017

On this week's Wire, we talk to Bryce Edwards and Geoff Simmonds about the new government's plans for foreign house-buyers.

Lachlan speaks to director of the NZ Drug Foundation Ross Bell, about the new government's referendum on Marijuana decriminalisation.

Harry talks to the CEO of the Ports of Auckland, Tony Gibson, about their 30 year plan for Auckland's waterfront.

Auckland University's Dr Stephen Hoadley makes his first appearance on State of the States to talk about the latest from America.

Finally we have This Day in History, which takes us back to 1917 and the Balfour Declaration.

 

 

Continuing the Conversation on Sexual Assault and Abuse

Tina Ngata Tina Ngata, 20.91 MB
Wed 1 Nov 2017

Tina Ngata of Ngati Porou is an indigenous and environmental rights advocate. Recently she posted an open letter to Jason Momoa regarding his apology for the joke about rape he made at a Game of Thrones press event in light of the MeToo campaign. Ngata welcomes his apology, but critiques they way statements like these attempt to shut a conversation down, and the way others continue to shut the conversation down once people have apologised instead of continuing to the point where these issues are put on the table and people are made uncomfortable and held accountable for these issues. So Lillian Hanly and Tina had a conversation about it. They also bring the discussions back home to discuss Once Were Warriors and the new film in cinemas called Waru that deals with child abuse.

Manus Island asylum seekers dig in at detention camp

Manus Island asylum seekers dig in at detention camp.mp3 mp3, 20.91 MB
Wed 1 Nov 2017

Yesterday, the Australian run detention centre on Manus Island, Papua New Guinea, was shut down after PNG's supreme court ruled its existence unconstitutional.

Around 600 asylum seekers are determined to stay in the detention centre, due to fears of violence by locals and police.

There are reports of the refugees filling rubbish bins with rainwater, due to the water supply being cut-off and reports of locals looting the camp.

Producer Reuben McLaren spoke to Amnesty Internatonal's Kate Schuetze, who is currently on Manus Island, to find out more.

More than 3 million displaced in the Democratic Republic of Congo

More than 3 million displaced in the Democratic Republic of Congo More than 3 million displaced in the Democratic Republic of Congo, 8.56 MB
Wed 1 Nov 2017

The Democratic Republic of the Congo has seen more than 3 million people displaced from their home amidst growing violence in Kasai Province.

The UN High Commissioner For Refugees said that over 400,000 have been displaced in the last three months alone and that the unrest and violence caused by the ongoing ethno-political conflict could cause that number to rise dramatically.

bFM's Conor Knell spoke to Robert Patman about the crisis.

The Wire with Lillian: Wednesday 1st November

Wednesday Wire Wednesday Wire, 101.63 MB
Wed 1 Nov 2017

On today's wire we hear about the conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Alan Blackman joins us again and explains thermonuclear bombs, gene editing, and the possible correlation between sex and weed smoking.

NZ First's Tracey Martin talks to us for the last time in the forseeable future about the new coalition government and some of the new policies that have been announced.

Finally we hear from Amnesty International who are on the Manus Island detention centre that was closed yesterday.

The Wire with India: Tuesday 31st October

The Wire with India: Tuesday 31st October The Wire with India: Tuesday 31st October, 109.31 MB
Tue 31 Oct 2017

On today's wire, we look at the situation around the imminent closure of Papua New Guinea’s Manus Island detention centre.

Labour has planned to scrap National Standards for primary schools — we speak to National MP Nikki Kaye about her criticisms of the policy

We speak to a criminologist about research into the ways newspaper reporting of sexual violence can work to uphold rape culture.

Finally, we speak to Nicole Whippy about The Mountaintop, a play which imagines how Martin Luther King’s last night could have played out

Last days on Manus fraught with danger

Last days on Manus fraught with danger Last days on Manus fraught with danger, 20.45 MB
Tue 31 Oct 2017

The imminent closure of Papua New Guinea’s Manus Island detention centre has many worried for the safety of hundreds of refugees refusing to leave. We speak to Dr Anna Powles from Massey University's Centre for Defence and Security Studies and refugee adovocate Tracey Barnett. 

National's Nikki Kaye on the scrapping of national standards

National's Nikki Kaye on the scrapping of national standards National's Nikki Kaye on the scrapping of national standards, 17.24 MB
Tue 31 Oct 2017

Labour has planned to scrap National Standards for primary schools -- we speak to National MP Nikki Kaye about her criticisms of the policy

'The Mountaintop' imagines Martin Luther King's last night on earth

'The Mountaintop' imagines Martin Luther King's last night on earth 'The Mountaintop' imagines Martin Luther King's last night on earth, 12.2 MB
Tue 31 Oct 2017

Written by Katori Hall, The Mountaintop is a historical imagining of Martin Luther King’s final night, before he was assassinated on April 4th, 1968.

A version of the play. directed by Fasitua Amosa, is being performed in New Zealand for the first time by Pasifika theatre movement FCC, and opens at The Basement theatre tonight.

We speak to Nicole Whippy who plays Camae, a maid who meets Martin Luther King (David Fane) at the Lorraine Motel.